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Equifax

$112.97

1.04 (0.93%)

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Wells Fargo reiterates Outperform on Equifax after Congressional testimony

Wells Fargo analyst William Warmington reiterates an Outperform rating on Equifax with a $127 price target following three days of Congressional testimony by former CEO Rick Smith. The legislative proposals discussed were either high-probability/low-impact, like requiring companies meet minimum cybersecurity standards and have a reaction plan in event of a breach,or low-probability/high-impact, like allowing consumers to opt out of having Equifax track their data and mandatory per-account fines for data breaches, Warmington tells investors in a research note. The analyst expects investor focus to shift to Equifax's preliminary 2018 guidance on its upcoming Q3 earnings call. He thinks the company's long-term growth model remains intact and introduced above-consensus 2019 revenue and earnings per shares estimates of $3.77B and $6.80. Many investors expect 2018 to be a "transition year" with revenue and costs impacted by the breach, Warmington writes.

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EFX Equifax
$112.97

1.04 (0.93%)

09/19/17
DBAB
09/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $115
DBAB
Buy
Deutsche sees breach costing Equifax 'well below' $1B, calls selloff 'excessive'
Deutsche Bank analyst Kevin McVeigh lowered his price target for Equifax to $115 from $160 saying the shares could volatile around the congressional hearings on October 3. The analyst, however, views the $6.5B, or 35%, equity loss in a week as "excessive." He sees an $85 to $145 52-week trading range for the shares. Equifax closed yesterday up $1.40 to $94.38. Inflection in sentiment typically occurs 60-90 days post a congressional hearing before trading higher, McVeigh tells investors in a research note titled "Charting unchartered territory." He believes the total impact of the breach, not adjusting for insurance or other offsets, should be "well below" $1B. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Equifax shares.
09/22/17
WELS
09/22/17
UPGRADE
Target $127
WELS
Outperform
Equifax upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst William Warmington upgraded Equifax to Outperform following the 31% decline in the shares since the security breach was announced on September 7. The magnitude of the breach has created an "attractive entry point for this high-quality consumer credit franchise," Warmington tells investors in a research note. Despite the negative press, the analyst believes Equifax's core business-to-business segment will be largely unaffected from the breach. He lowered his price target for the shares to $127 from $135. Equifax closed yesterday up $2.25 to $98.25 and is trading up in the premarket another $2.45 to $100.70.
09/29/17
WBLR
09/29/17
NO CHANGE
WBLR
Outperform
William Blair, despite estimate cuts, positive on Equifax risk/reward
William Blair analyst Timothy McHugh lowered his estimates for Equifax to account for the data breach. The analyst cut his 2017 earnings per share estimate by 23c to $5.83, 2018 estimate by 83c to $5.91, and 2019 estimate by $1.05 to $6.35. Equifax will exclude some of the short-term items directly associated with the breach from its adjusted earnings, so the estimates do not include those items, McHugh tells investors in a research note. He now assumes organic growth for Equifax of 2% in 2018 and 6% in 2019. The analyst, while admitting the stock's multiple will not return to historical levels "anytime soon," views the company's risk/reward profile as "positive at current levels, particularly for patient investors." He keeps an Outperform rating on Equifax.
10/03/17
JPMS
10/03/17
NO CHANGE
JPMS
Overweight
Political theatrics aside, JPMorgan expects reasonable credit bureau reform
Former Equifax CEO Rick Smith's testimony in front of Congress today will bring a fair amount of political theatrics, but ultimately, any regulatory changes for the credit bureau industry is likely to be "reasonable and manageable," JPMorgan analyst Andrew Steinerman tells investors in a research note. The analyst keeps an Overweight rating on shares of Equifax.

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